Oslo Opens Reference group
Astrup Fearnley Museum for Moderne Art
Atelier Nord
Billedkunstnerne i Oslo og Akershus (BOA)
Fotogalleriet / Forbundet Frie Fotografer (FFF)
Fellesverkstedet
Kunstnernes Hus
The National Museum of Art, Archtecture and Design
Norsk Billedhoggerforening (NBF)
Norske Kunsthåndverkere Oslo og Akershus (NKOA)
Norsk senter for teknologi i musikk og kunst (NOTAM)
Norske tekstilkuntnere/SOFT
Tegnerforbundet (TF)
Young Artists Society (UKS)


Supported by
City of Oslo, Agency for Cultural Affairs
Arts Council Norway
The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Norwegian Crafts
Adam Mickiewicz Institute
Norske Kunsthåndverkere

Flakk, Monica

Photo, sculpture, Installation

The core of my work are rocks. Geological time and phenomenon are overarching theme, with underlying references to art history.
I use the photography as a tool to develop hidden layers of information and aspects of the stones. The photography manipulates scale and suggests new landscapes that have no geographical location. Through the reduction of the photographic fragment one can sense monumentality, suggesting an alternative understanding of geological time.

The structure of what I see, visualizes through the photo.
The photos are without human presence, it opens up a secret and hidden world that shows us the objects as they are when they are for them self. It also opens up to the past and the future. How it was before we arrived and that they will outlive us, after we have left this world.

The work explores the anonymous stones, void of any intrinsic material value. The stones I pick up from the ground tell stories of their geological cycle and how it ended up there. They often have sharp lines and edges that show a rawness and detail on the surface.
Through detailed castings, the stone goes from original to copy. The copy represents the stone only through shape and surface. The outer shape and surface tells us about the stone as a witness of deep time. The stone’s shape becomes clearer when reduced to surface and taken out of its original context, its geological cycle. I put the stone copies into new contexts, where attention is paid to their immediate visual information. Traces of time.
The different aspects the work contains, shall show us the extremity of the life of the rocks, from fragment to the monumental mountain ranges.

I am thinking about the formidable time between the stone and human: because the stone contains a time without an identifiable endpoint?
My aim is to process this indigenous material in a matter that the everyday is lifted in to a world where it in short glimpses can perceive a kind of universal whole, where the local becomes global.

Member of NBK, UKS

Tm.nolace.oversikt
The Melancholy
Cs.oversikt
Columnar Structure
Tm.noplace
The Memory of A Rock
Kf
Fine cracks run through rocks like lost scripture

Planned projects and exhibitions

UPCOMING

2018-2019 Exhibition at (Market Square) Sandvika Torg, Bærum Kommune

​2018 Group Exhibition at Galleri PULSAR, Antwerpen, Belgia

CV

EDUCATION

2012- 2014 Master of Arts, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Norway

2009- 2012 Bachelor of Arts, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Norway

2008- 2009 Strykejernet Art School As in Oslo

2007- 2008 Prosjektskolen Art School AS in Oslo

EXHIBITIONS

​2017 Birdfeeders, at Altan, Vestfossen

2017 Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo

2017 Group Exhibition “LUCIA” Blomqvist / QB Gallery, Oslo

2017 “Mazes, Nebulae, Sedimentations” House of Foundation, Moss

2016 Solo Show “The Dust Has Settled” Nopace, Oslo

2016 EKPGO (En kollektiv psykogeografisk guide til Oslo)

2016 Pushwagner Window Box, Oslo

2016 Timebag Art Show ,Medellìn, Colombia

2016 Group Exhibition, P < I > L , Vestfossen

2016 Art Collection, Imago Mundi, Italy

2016 Group Exhibition ,“MMMMMMMMMM” NoPlace , Oslo

2014 Group Exhibition, “Knock Knock”, The Assosiation of Norwegian Sculptors, Oslo

2014 “Fragment” Exhibition with Maria Bjørlykke at Bakketunet, Bjørke

2014 MA Degree Show, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Oslo

2012 BA Degree Show, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Oslo

2011 Group Exhibition, “Do I Have to sign up before I die” , Oslo

2009 Degree Exhibition, Strykejernet Art School, Oslo

2009 Group Exhibition, “You could let it grow” Gallery Brenneriet Oslo

2008 Degree Exhibition, Prosjektskolen Art School, Oslo

2007 Group Exhibition, Summer Exhibition Ørsta Art Association Ørsta

SCHOLARSHIPS

2015 GNIST Stipend Sparebanken Møre (The Saving Bank Møre)

2015 Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond, 1år/ 1 Year (Visual Artists Remuneration Fund)

2014 Diversestipend, KULTURRÅDET (Arts Couincil Norway)

Open on: Saturday

Address

Økern Torgvei 1, 0580 Oslo
Økern( line 5 direction east - Vestli)

www.monicaflakk.com